[Ads-l] cis/cissy

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 21 18:52:15 UTC 2015


Or Foghorn Leghorn.

JL

On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 1:50 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> > On Nov 21, 2015, at 1:00 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> > LH (I think): << "cissy" I hadn't heard.  Or if I had, I'd misanalyzed
> it.
> >>>
> > WB:  There was a time when I queried the list about what to call members
> of
> > the Commonwealth of Independent States, suggesting CISies [sissies]. This
> > suggestion no doubt provoked Putin to bare his chest on horseback and
> > re-stake the czarist claim on Crimea. It was tantamount to calling Jim
> > Stark "chicken".
> >
> Or, for those of us with a shorter memory, Marty McFly.
>
> LH
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